Oct 6, 2010

Mayor Tavares Proclaims October as Filipino-American History Month

WAILUKU, Maui--Before a crowd of Filipino-Americans and guests gathered at the front lawn of  the Maui County building  on October 1st, Mayor Charmaine Tavares had the distinct honor of reading a Mayoral Proclamation declaring October as Filipino-American History Month in the county of Maui. 

The document stated, Filipino-Americans serve our community as doctors, nurses, engineers, business owners, government officials and in many other ways. As valued citizens, they play a vital role in shaping our cultural heritage and shared history.”

                                [picture courtesy of Maui County]

During the event, the Philippine National flag was raised  as the national anthem was sung by the attendees. In his remarks, Philippine Consul General Leoncio Cardenas praised the Filipino-American community for their significant contributions to the community at large and for their continued efforts to perpetuate the Filipino culture and legacy.                                                                          

                                            [pictures courtesy of Maui County]

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